It's barely been two weeks since Ubisoft announced their plans for the next installment of their mainstay franchise Assassin's Creed. The news at the time was really just a logo, featured above, but why they decided to keep things so quiet is beyond us. The long-running rumor is that the latest game will be called Assassin's Creed Origins and will be set in ancient egypt, or somewhere similar. A vaguely Assassins-esque image appeared early this year, in which a very vague looking protagonist was going through what looked like ancient ruins, with a shield on his back, bearing what looked like the Assassin's Creed logo. That was then followed by another shaky image of a similar looking protagonist in white behind the helm of a ship. And then we got some very detailed, very official looking concept art. While that first one was easily shrugged off as likely being an image from a failed game – Ubisoft does love to put random teases to other franchises in their games – it is now painfully obvious that Ubisoft just can't keep a lid on this one.
ComicBook.com's gaming affiliate, WWG posted images from "reliable sources connected with Ubisoft," who provided them with "several pictures of merchandise produced to promote the game." Basically, it's a couple of t-shirts. The shirts show off a logo much like the one above, just with an Eye of Horus dropped in the center. Another featured what could be the game's protagonist, who, like every Assassin's Creed protag wears a long white robe with a hood and a red belt. This time around our protagonist carries a shield and a bow, which is an odd weapons combination no matter how you look at it.
Previous leaks, like this one on Gamers Greed show off what appears to be concept art, and that low-res screenshot of our strangely armed protagonist in a boat.
Wether all of this is true or not doesn't even seem to be much in question, at this point. Instead, what does interest us, is how the hell Ubisoft hasn't cracked down on these leaks. We get it, Assassin's Creed is a massive franchise with a lot of passionate fans, so leaks do happen. But these were either entirely intentional, or they were the result of some massive oversight.
For a game that is rumored to involve ships, well, it's sprung a few more leaks than it can handle.